West Liberty, KY 41472
Many times homeowners start a home improvement project as a way to add value to their property. Sometimes this in anticipation of putting your house up for sale, but which home improvements pay off the most? As the actual benefits can vary greatly by neighborhood and involves many factors regarding the competition for your market, that question is probably best answered by a realtor. However, here is some common sense advice that seems to apply no matter where you live.
Possibly the most obvious tip, but one that might be hard to adhere to, is that you shouldn’t splurge on remodeling areas that are outdated but still functional if there are basic structural elements of the home in need of repair (i.e. roofing, siding, windows, heating or cooling system, etc.). In almost every situation it is best to repair these major items before even thinking about replacing something just because it out of fashion. A house with a broken furnace or leaky basement is going to be a major roadblock for any home buyer no matter how beautiful your new bathroom is.
If the outside of your home isn’t going to attract anyone to come inside then you might consider updating your curb appeal before undertaking further interior changes that might go unseen. A beautiful exterior will be more inviting. Then the buyers can replace outdated items themselves to match their tastes. Sometimes it might help them to assume ownership of the home in their mind if they start planning how to 'fix' it when it's theirs.
Even if you’re not interested in selling your home, some of these improvement tips can still be useful. No need to remodel your kitchen if the roof is leaking or the gutters could be doing potential damage to your foundation. Be practical and you'll get more enjoyment from your investment in the long run. Check with some of these West Liberty home improvement specialists for your next repair or remodeling project.